16 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 5 nights
Drive
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Curtis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 3 nights
Fly to Fayetteville, Drive to Springfield

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Mackinac Island

— 5 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and head outdoors with Mackinac Cycle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island visit planning website.

Springfield to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Mackinac Island is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Springfield in July; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 73°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Saint Ignace

— 5 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Ignace: Sault Ste. Marie (George Kemp Marina, Museum Ship Valley Camp, &more). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, and walk around Bridge View Park.

Find out how to plan Saint Ignace trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Curtis.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Curtis

— 2 nights
Portage Township is a civil township of Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at GarLyn Zoological Park and then tee off at Newberry Country Club. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oswald's Bear Ranch and then admire the majestic nature at Muskallonge Lake State Park.

To plan Curtis vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Curtis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Curtis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Curtis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise

— 3 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Step out of Paradise with an excursion to Point Iroquois Lighthouse in Brimley--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, and get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paradise road trip app.

You can drive from Curtis to Paradise in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip